01 March 2006

Daffodils for David

Today is St. David's Day.

St. David is the patron saint of Wales. March 1st is celebrated in Wales as St. David's Day. This is the most important day in the Welsh calendar and the day on which expatriates around the world remember their roots. It is a day for Welsh people to celebrate their culture and identity.

St. David is represented by daffodils, leeks and doves.

St. David was an early crusader for Christianity in Wales and is supposed to have died on March 1st, 589. His remains were buried at what is now the Cathedral of St. David's in Pembrokeshire, west Wales.

Ni allaf ddweud ai gwir ydyw neu beidio, Rwy'n adrodd y chwedl fel y clywais i hi. (Translation: 'I cannot tell how the truth may be, I tell the tale as 'twas said to me.")

Cymru (pronounced Cumry) means Wales.

I am proud to be Welsh.

No comments: